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Why people saying that the new AMD RX480 is a total crap?!

im considering to upgrade my gpu soon and considered buying this new amd RX 480 but people saying its full crap.basiclly the price is compared to the nvidia GTX960 so what should i buy the AMD 8 gb or the gtx960 4 GB? i got an intel cpu btw.
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  1. People aren't saying it's total crap. People said it turned out to be a bit overhyped and that they need to address the PCI-E power draw issue, both of which are absolutely true.
  2. Hi lalamen01 :)

    I recommend the GTX 1070 for price and performance at the moment. The 1080 is the best but I can't see the price performance to be worth the extra.
    I can't recommend Radeon as they are hot and noisy and many bad reviews. IMO
  3. Don't get the RX 480, at least not until they fix power draw issues.

    You see, PCI Express standards say that a card cannot draw more than 75 watts from the slot. If a card draws more, it may damage your motherboard. Many companies like MSI and ASROCK are currently not refunding customers whose motherboards have been damaged by the RX 480 because it's out of spec. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3111173/480-290.html

    Which CPU do you have? If it's at least quad core and at least 2GHz, then I would recommend the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 for you.
  4. Tomshardware said today that they are expecting an update from AMD today on the Power Draw fix they are building into AMD's next driver for the RX 480. It maybe after today all you will need to safely run the new RX 480 is the updated driver.
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    The only problem with the RX 480 is the PCIe power draw issue where its overdrawing the PCIe slot. AMD is going to be releasing a fix for this today, once that is released value wise you can't beat this card's performance for the price. In DX 12 it outperforms many more expensive cards, and in DX 11 it keeps right up with them.

    Wait to see the results of the fix today, and then the RX 480 will be a good choice once we know this power issue is gone.
  6. JQB45 said:
    Tomshardware said today that they are expecting an update from AMD today on the Power Draw fix they are building into AMD's next driver for the RX 480. It maybe after today all you will need to safely run the new RX 480 is the updated driver.


    How can a driver change the ratio of power from the slot vs from the 6-pin connector? I would think you would need to update BIOS on the card for that
  7. Is the RX 480 only just a little bit more powerful than the GTX 970, this is what I have heard I anyways.
  8. weberdarren97 said:
    JQB45 said:
    Tomshardware said today that they are expecting an update from AMD today on the Power Draw fix they are building into AMD's next driver for the RX 480. It maybe after today all you will need to safely run the new RX 480 is the updated driver.


    How can a driver change the ratio of power from the slot vs from the 6-pin connector? I would think you would need to update BIOS on the card for that


    According to AMDs release over the weekend they will have a "Fix" for it. how that fix operates remains to be seen. It would make sense to me to update the BIOS as well (and maybe thats what the fix is). Until we hear from them later today its all speculation.
  9. weberdarren97 said:
    JQB45 said:
    Tomshardware said today that they are expecting an update from AMD today on the Power Draw fix they are building into AMD's next driver for the RX 480. It maybe after today all you will need to safely run the new RX 480 is the updated driver.


    How can a driver change the ratio of power from the slot vs from the 6-pin connector? I would think you would need to update BIOS on the card for that


    I honestly don't know how AMD plans to do this with just a driver update, I'm neither an electrical engineer or familiar with the technology AMD uses to limit power draw in its GPU's. I'm only repeating what I read on July 3rd here on tomshardware.


    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-power-gpu-rx-480,32200.html
  10. Thanks for the link mate
  11. Why would AMD release a product that needs a "fix" right away? Very bad for their public image. Don't they know the power draw from their design/testing? Or do they just release it and "hope" no-one will notice? Not very smart in my opinion.
  12. mjslakeridge said:
    Why would AMD release a product that needs a "fix" right away? Very bad for their public image. Don't they know the power draw from their design/testing? Or do they just release it and "hope" no-one will notice? Not very smart in my opinion.


    Agreed, not smart. Also makes me worry about their upcoming products like Zen.
  13. JQB45 said:
    mjslakeridge said:
    Why would AMD release a product that needs a "fix" right away? Very bad for their public image. Don't they know the power draw from their design/testing? Or do they just release it and "hope" no-one will notice? Not very smart in my opinion.


    Agreed, not smart. Also makes me worry about their upcoming products like Zen.


    Right, what if they say like that a model will draw 75 watts, but 75 watts is the amount of power drawn by components of the CPU that are within cores and actually performing instructions... But what if internal processes draw another ten watts, making it a 75 watt model that draws 85 watts. Like the FX 8350... A 125 watt model that drew 134 watts from my system with no OC. OC'd to 5.2GHz, it pulled roughly 180 watts.
  14. All processors are capable of overdrawing their TDP even stock, and overclocked they always will.

    That said lets please keep this thread on topic for the OP, and lets wait and see what AMD has to say to fix this.
  15. People are not saying that it's total crap, many independent reviews are actually praising the card for its price/performance ratio. I will be interested to see how this fix has an effect on performance.
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